Ref: HP905-587

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Operating in the UAE for over 50 years, CBD manages the financial requirements of some of the largest corporates and businesses operating in the country, driving the UAE economy. Over the years, CBD has transformed into a progressive and modern banking institution winning multiple awards for its digital initiatives, credit cards, bank accounts, mobile app features and services.

CBD has been recognized as the number one bank in the UAE on the Forbes list of The World's Best Banks 2022.

As we continue to build upon our successes, we are looking for ambitious individuals who are passionate about the banking and finance industry and the markets in which CBD operates. Just as important to us is your ability to demonstrate a talent for dealing with people - your colleagues and our customers - and delivering service that really goes the extra mile.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Provide subject matter expertise on Open Banking API architecture - create standards, functional requirements, and best practices across the platform.
• Make informed product decisions based on relevant, current, and accurate information
• Provide appropriate API specs and business requirements for teams to implement new product ideas and features
• Work with the enterprise architecture teams to prioritise user research findings and ensure they translate into exceptional user experiences and differentiate its solutions
• Develop documentation for developers to understand how to access and leverage the platform
• Continuously pursue a strong knowledge of internal and external technology solutions, and maintain a strong understanding of applicable technologies, tools and services
• Participate in regional standards bodies to advocate and shape API standards that support the long-term strategy.
• Advise CIO and IT leadership team on a broad range of technology, strategy, and policy issues associated with Open Finance
• Serve as subject matter expert both internally and externally on relevant governance bodies


Requirements Education and Experience:

• Minimum of a bachelor's degree
• Background in Banking professional designation preferred Computer science
• Expert in API development, integration, cloud and server-side technologies, identity and authentication solutions
• Experience in Open Banking or Open Finance
• Experience Java and core Java libraries + Frameworks and other languages such as Python, Scala or Golang.
• Experience designing solutions within microservice-based architecture
• Experience designing and delivering secure fail-safe systems and architecture
• Hands-on programming experience.
• Strong grasp of the fundamentals of money, banking, payments, finance, and related concepts.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Analytical and review skills with the ability to draw the correct conclusions from reviews
• Time management and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Understand and ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business/function
• Ability to work professionally with various levels of staff and management, strong teamwork
• Sound judgment, keen sense of urgency and initiative, and high level of professional and personal integrity
• Good team player, with strong interpersonal skills
• Curious and innovative, balanced with a dose of action-oriented pragmatism
• Logical thinker, with strong business planning and strategic thinking skills

About the Company

In 1969, when we at Commercial Bank of Dubai started out little did we know that sheer grit and determination would get us where we are today. An Emiri Decree issued by His Highness the Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the founder of modern Dubai, laid the cornerstone of Commercial Bank of Dubai. We started out as a joint venture of Commerzbank, Chase Manhattan Bank and Commercial Bank of Kuwait. A minority stake was held by a few UAE businessmen.

By 1982, little more than a decade later, we evolved into a National Public Shareholding company. A feat complimented by an exponential increase in the capital base and mammoth restructuring of our operations. The feather in the cap came when the Government of Dubai became a key shareholder.

Over the decades, we have transformed ourselves into a progressive and modern banking institution. We are supported by a sturdy financial base and reigned by a strong and stable management. The proof of which lies with our customers who have stood by us over the years.

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